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Bird flu: Health ministry issues alert to states

With birds  in Delhi, Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh) and Kerala testing positive for  avian influenza AH5N8, the Centre on Tuesday issued a health advisory to states asking them to minimise ...Read More...

K.P. Yohannan’s Believers Church organises free medical camps

As Dengue and Chikungunya continue to affect people across northern India, Believers Church has started a campaign to educate economically weaker sections of the society about the disease and ...Read More...

Kerala scientist discovers cancer preventing gene

Thenjippalam(Kerala): In a major breakthrough in cancer research, a Kerala scientist has identified a gene which prevents development of cancer cells. Dr P Arun of Thenjippalam in Malappuram district, ...Read More...

50 children die of Encephalitis in Odisha

BHUBANESWAR: Japanese Encephalitis claimed two more lives today, raising the toll due to the vector-borne disease to 50 in the past one month in Malkangiri district of Odisha. Meanwhile, a ...Read More...

World Mental Health Day: illness still remains shrouded in stigma

Five of the ten leading causes of disability across the world are mental health problems. And these problems prevail across socio-economic boundaries, genders, ages and nationalities. International studies about ...Read More...

Surgeons warn of ‘deadly’ risk of button batteries to toddlers

Surgeons are warning of the potentially deadly risk posed to young children by button batteries. If accidentally swallowed, the small, round batteries can get lodged in the oesophagus and ...Read More...

Non-communicable diseases killed more Indians in 2015

In 2015, India, like other developed countries, had more number of deaths caused by non-communicable diseases. In the case of males, deaths due to non-communicable diseases (3.6 million) were ...Read More...

HIV cure close after British man ‘freed’ of disease

A British man could become the first person in the world to be cured of HIV using a new therapy designed by a team of scientists from five UK universities. ...Read More...

Heart transplant scenario in India very dismal: Health experts

NEW DELHI: Lack of infrastructure, logistical constraints, and myths and stigma attached to organ donation are the major hurdles keeping the rate of heart transplant in India at an ...Read More...

World’s first baby born using three-parent technique

The world’s first child created using a controversial “three-parent” baby technique has been born in Mexico, it has been announced. Limited details about the birth were revealed ahead of ...Read More...
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